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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Automated Vehicles – Navigating the Road to Regulatory Reform

The joint consultation by the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission on automated vehicles seeks views by 8th February 2019 on whether or not the UK’s current regulatory framework can cope with this new and ever-evolving technology, or whether reform is needed. Road traffic safety and regulation relies for the most part on the criminal law, which concentrates on the behaviour of the human driver. However, some offences may not be totally suitable for crimes involving driverless vehicles, and in some cases completely new offences will be needed.

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How does a Share Buyback work?

Gary Gray

Why would a company buy back its own stock?

There are various reasons for wishing to dispose of shares held in a private limited company.  One method of disposing of shares occurs when the company itself offers to purchase the shares being offered for sale, effecting a buyback of those shares.  In multiple-owner private companies, a share buyback is often driven by the exit of one of the shareholders.

So, is share buyback a good thing? 

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Perspectives on the Year of the Pig

Jamie Kerr and Catrion Llanwarne

As we enter the Year of the Pig, the Burness Paull team look forward to what they think it might have in store for us in 2019 and share their thoughts following a successful visit to China at the tail end of the Year of the Dog.  

In the Chinese zodiac, the well fed pig is a symbol of wealth.

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